Surviving Graduate School in Psychology: A Pocket Mentor

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Overview

What happens after you've been accepted into a psychology graduate program? How can you best prepare for the challenges ahead and make the most of your graduate school career? In Surviving Graduate School in Psychology, Tara L. Kuther offers her considerable knowledge and skills to help you master the complexities of graduate school and realize your goals. Kuther provides pragmatic, step-by-step advice for new graduate students on such essential topics as managing money, adapting to unspoken rules, navigating departmental politics, understanding how and where learning takes place, maintaining personal and professional relationships, thriving in practicum and internships, and developing an identity as a psychologist. This "pocket mentor" will be a ready source of authoritative guidance for every step of your journey from a new student to a confident professional. This invaluable resource is enriched with handy tips, checklists, practice interview questions, teaching guidelines, dissertation strategies, sample CVs, and other practical visual aids.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433803468
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 269
  • Sales rank: 1,356,743
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Pragmatics of Graduate Student Life 3

2 Transition to Graduate School 19

3 The Daily Grind: How Graduate Students Spend Their Time 39

4 Self-Management for Graduate School and Beyond 55

5 Department Relationships: Mentors, Peers, and Politics 75

6 Relationships During Graduate School 91

7 The Personal Demands of Graduate Study 107

8 Thriving in Practicum and Internship 125

9 Teaching 143

10 Writing the Dissertation 163

11 Finding Your Professional Voice 179

12 Developing an Identity as a Psychologist 201

13 Career Moves for Emerging Psychologists 217

Afterword 245

References 247

Index 257

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